Business Administration BACHELOR OF ARTS

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Program Description

Learn the skills and develop the expertise that it takes to operate a business with Ave Maria University’s online business administration degree. Get the opportunity to explore and become a part of a variety of industries. Not only will you learn the fundamental tools of the trade, but you will gain an understanding of how managing a modern business occurs in a political environment. Discover how politics and economics influence each other and how the private sector impacts and is impacted by the government.

With a core curriculum designed to provide you with a broader cultural perspective, you will learn how to organize ideas and convincingly express them. Study the basics of business — marketing and management, finance and accounting, economics and statistics, global issues and business law — in a way that is practical and oriented toward what is necessary for business ownership. With Catholic doctrine woven throughout the curriculum, you’ll be challenged to maintain business excellence and ethical leadership.

You’ll discover the theoretical and practical applications of essential business concepts while you explore creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. After graduation, you’ll be prepared for a career as an entrepreneur or a business leader in healthcare administration, marketing, accounting, or the nonprofit sector.

While completing our B.A. business administration online, you’ll study how to interpret and use accounting information, including cash-flow analysis, financial statements, operational budgeting and the identification of costs as they relate to the business decision-making process. You’ll forge an entrepreneurial spirit by exploring the fundamental theories and practice of building a business while simultaneously focusing on the ethical principles to meet human needs. Discover different management skills, such as teamwork building and empowerment and the ethics of virtue.

As you learn from faculty who are experts in their fields, you’ll get an introduction to the different parts of marketing strategy and research. Discover the communication and analytical skills needed to create effective brand campaigns. You’ll explore the foundations of the legal environment of business, including compliance issues, contracts, debtor-creditor relationships, and government regulations. Our online business administration degree additionally covers macroeconomics, microeconomics, finance, statistics, and quantitative business analysis. Finally, the completion of a capstone course that focuses on strategic management is required. The capstone course touches on all business aspects and the concept of strategic management through readings, discussions, and case analysis.

Accreditation

Ave Maria University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Ave Maria University.

Last updated Sep 2020

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Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formati ... Read More

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional followers of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service. Read less